Deadlines and exams are upon us and it can be difficult to find the time to read, so the books section have compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you read and unwind
Detransition Baby has faced online hate from conservative groups in the form of an open letter, but that only intensifies the importance of the novel so consider it a must-read for 2021.
Motherwell was published in 2020 following the death of the Guardian journalist Deborah Orr in 2019. The memoir is a reflection on Orr’s upbringing in Scotland and relationship with her mother.
Daniel Woods reviews Little Scratch, the debut novel by Rebecca Watson which navigates memory and trauma
Comma Press chat to us about their upcoming ‘Publishing Conference’ event, how to pursue a career in publishing and the joys of working at a small press
Aileen Loftus reads the 2020 Booker Prize winning novel Shuggie Bain, and considers what the novel will look like on screen
Check out our five books storage solution ideas which are budget-friendly and suitable for any student home
Aesthetics are everything on Instagram but in the bookstagram world they have to the potential to be used for creative Instagram posts, reels and stories
Books and Instagram are an unlikely match but bookstagrams continue to grow in popularity in the UK. We spotlight another account for the second article in our series on UK based bookstagrams.
Catalog Bookshop is a mobile bookshop currently based outside MMU on Oxford Road. Check out their range of periodicals and merchandise
Aileen Loftus reads ‘Muscle and Mouth’ and recommends reading short stories for the summer season
Aileen Loftus reviews Whereabouts, which Jhumpa Lahiri has translated from her original Italian work Dove mi trovo
We take a look at the Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist, after the online hate directed at the longlist nominee Torrey Peters, author of Detransition, Baby
Connie Eyles reviews Untamed by Glennon Doyle and argues the case for popping this self development memoir at the top of your 2021 reading list
Carmen Maria Machado’s memoir and collection of essays titled In The Dream House charts her own experiences of domestic abuse within a queer relationship.
The books section of the Mancunion have collaborated together to share our tips and recommendations to help you get over a reading slump.
Stormzy curated Merky Books, and We Are All Birds of Uganda by Hafsa Zayyan joint-won the inaugural #Merky Books New Writers’ Prize in 2019. We take a look to see what it’s all about